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8 - AUGUST 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS (ANGUS)

Postby Mark Caunt » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:38 am

Angus Bird Sightings for AUGUST 2008

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August 1st. LITTLE GULLS

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:54 pm

July 1st 10-45A.M. LITTLE GULLS 60 at 10 Pin Bowling Alley Foreshore Arbroath -

Most Adults , some Juveniles , Thru' the Fog !

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Re: AUGUST 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby keith hendrie » Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:36 pm

Around 20 Common Scoter feeding at Ferryden harbour today.

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Little Egret at The Lurgies 10:55 Sun 03/08/08

Postby HarryB » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:39 am

John Hendrie has just phoned to tell me has found a Little Egret upstream from Old Montrose Pier this morning.
Also there; an Osprey and a Kingfisher. A Water Rail in The Lurgies.
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Re: AUGUST 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Isabel Smith » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:24 pm

Date and Time - Sunday 3 August 2009

Species - GANNETS AND SANDWICH TERNS

Detail - 1530-1600hrs - 10+ Gannets feeding off shore and 4 Sandwich Terns on shoreline at N end of Carnoustie beach

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Various Montrose Monday

Postby Neil Mitchell » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:30 pm

19 Common and 5 Velvet Scoter in middle of the basin this afternoon.
Also 2 Greenshank in front of the centre at low tide and plenty of Blacktailed Godwits and Redhank around too.

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Aug 4th - Montrose Basin (Lurgies)

Postby Grant Balfour » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:42 am

Lurgies from 1900-2100, just after high tide. Light rain.

Erskine Bank had Goosander (26), Whooper Swan (1), plus Redshank, Lapwing, Shelduck & Common Sandpiper.

Up where the Millburn exits the Slunks, a Kingfisher was using the dead tree as a fishing perch. It was there for almost 10 minutes and made several dives before catching a fish. There was also a Goldeneye on the tree and four Greenshank on the mudbank at the Millburn.

Back at Old Montrose Pier - a female Red Breasted Merganser with 7 young (only a week or two old).

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Re: AUGUST 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby John Ogilvie » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:12 pm

Saturday 2nd. Aug N.W. Corner Forfar Loch at 1700 hrs. Pair Magpies seen by Mr David Hall Dundee

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Re: AUGUST 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby mike.nicoll » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:45 am

Still lots of Crossbills around.They must be in any plantation with cones.
13/07, 4 at Edzell Woods.
20/07,4 & 6,near Kingoldrum.
26/07,3 at Knockshannoch,G. Isla.
28/07,3 at Invermark Lodge.
28/07 4 at Auchronie.
02/08, 7 at Auchleuchrie,Memus.
02/08,6 at Shielhill, Memus.
02/08, 4 at Drumclune, Memus.
02/08, 6 at Wester Eggie, G. Clova.
02/08, 6 near Gella, G. Clova.
02/08, 5 near Dykehead,G. Clova.
02/08,5 near Inchdowrie, G. Clova.
02/08, 6 near Newbigging, G. Clova.
03/08, 10 at Dronley Wood, Auchterhouse.
03/08, 2 at Dundee Law.

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Aug. 7th MEDITERRANEAN GULL AD.

Postby Bob McCurley » Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:16 pm

Aug. 7th. 1400hrs. MEDITERRANEAN GULL AD. ( Losing its Black cap )

Seen on Grassy Area next to Museum -- Opposite the Bell Rock Restaurant ARBROATH --

Aug. 7th 1230 pm. GREAT SKUA , RED KNOT , SANDERLINGS , RINGED PLOVER , VELVET AND COMMON SCOTER -- All seen from the Angus and Dundee Bird Club Redcastle Hide , Lunan Bay.

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Re: AUGUST 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby mike.nicoll » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:02 am

3 Crossbills , Flying high over former DRI, Dundee, heading SW.

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Aug 8th - Short Eared Owl

Postby Grant Balfour » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:20 am

One Short Eared Owl - seen at about 8pm over the fields to the south of Rossie Moor (near GR NO648532).

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Aug. 8th LONG EARED OWL - SHORT EARED OWL AND WADERS

Postby Bob McCurley » Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:38 pm

Aug. 8th 1930hrs. LONG EARED OWL 1 SHORT EARED OWL 2 - GREY PLOVER AND GOLDEN PLOVERS

IN FULL BREEDING PLUMAGE -- PLUS RINGED PLOVERS , SANDERLINGS , AND BAR TAILED GODWITS . ALL

SEEN WHILST CARRING OUT A RECCY IN PREPARATION FOR THIS SUNDAYS BARRY BUDDON OPEN NATURE DAY THIS SUNDAY . BY LEADERS BOB McCURLEY AND GRAHAM SMITH.

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Kingfisher+Short-eared Owl

Postby Roy Adamson » Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:14 pm

Watched Kingfisher from my bedroom window for about an hour this morning, catching small fish. At one point, it perched 3 feet from the window.

There are now almost daily sightings of a short-eared Owl between New Barns, Ethie Mains, Newmill, and Corbie Knowe.

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Sunday 10th August 2008 - Quail, Sooty Shearwater

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:12 pm

Date & Time: Sunday 10th August 2008
Species: Quail, Sooty Shearwater
Details: A Quail calling in a corn field North East of Auchmithie this afternoon.
Bird is in field north side of the track that leads to Boghead. (Put on ADBC Grapevine at 3:20pm)
MAP LOCATION: 'CLICK ME'

Also had a Sooty Shearwater heading North past Auchmithie yesterday (Sat 9th August 08) in brief one hour sea watch.

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Aug. 10th. BARRY BUDDON OPEN NATURE DAY

Postby Bob McCurley » Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:28 pm

Ai=ug. 10th BARRY BUDON OPEN NATURE DAY . 5O LOCAL GROUP MEMBERS OF THE S.W.T. RSPB . S.O.C. DUNDEE NATURALISTS SOCIETY , AND THE ANGUS AND DUNDEE BIRD CLUB MET TODAY TO ENJOY THEIR ANNUAL OPEN NATURE DAY OUT --
69 SPECIES WERE RECORDED ON THE DAY , WHICH INCLUDED - MANX SHEARWATER , ARCTIC SKUA , WHINCHATS , WHEATEARS , SWIFT, WHIMBREL, CROSSBILLS , GREEN AND GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER,
IN ADDITION A RECORD TOTAL OF 14 BUTTERFLY SPECIES WERE RECORDED .

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Montrose Basin 09/08/08

Postby simonbusuttil » Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:04 am

20 scoter including at least 2 adult male Velvet scoter visible from Bridge St. Sat, mid-tide. Also plenty of summer plumage knots, godwits etc with the large redshank feeding group opposite the railway platform

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Aug. 11th. MEDITERRANEAN GULL ADULT

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:22 pm

Aug. 11th 1430 hrs. MEDITERRANEAN GULL AD. 1 On Foreshore Behind 10 Pin Bowling Alley Arbroath.

Aug. 11th. 12noon-- GREAT SKUA 1 STH. Seen in Lunan Bay from ADBC Redcastle Hide -- Also seen from Hide LITTLE GULL 1 20 COMMON SCOTER . KNOT 1 RINGED PLOVER 12 SANDERLING 7

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Montrose Basin Monday 11 Aug evening

Postby simonbusuttil » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:03 am

3,000 terns (common and arctic) plus a few Sandwich roosting on the Basin at low tide at 8 to 9 pm with more coming in as dusk fell. Spectacular. 15 common scoter still there.

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Montrose Basin Monday

Postby Neil Mitchell » Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:16 pm

There was a single green sandpiper, 4 Greenshank and a whimbrel at the Slunks (shelduck hide) on Monday afternoon.

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Re: AUGUST 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby keith hendrie » Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:55 pm

3-400 Lapwing at Tayock this afternoon, also 1 Greenshank, 1 Little Stint and a Kittiwake behind Railway station.

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Aug. 13th. SPOTTED FLYCATCHER - WHITETHROAT

Postby Bob McCurley » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:00 pm

Aug. 13th 1500 hrs. SPOTTED FLYCATCHER 1- WHITETHROAT- 1 WILLOW WARBLERS 4 GREY WAGTAIL 1

SEEN IN CRAIGMILL DEN , CARNOUSTIE N.O. 578355

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Kingfishers

Postby Roy Adamson » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:07 pm

Pair of Kingfishers 6am this morning, fishing the Keilor burn in my garden

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Re: AUGUST 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Charles Rough » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:39 am

1 female ring ouzel loch brandi today 13/08/08
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Aug 14 2008 - Turnstones Arbroath

Postby joncook » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:35 pm

3 Turnstones in summer plumage on foreshore behind bowling alley 5.30pm

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Sunday 17th August 08 - Sabines Gull

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:59 pm

Stuart Green had an adult Sabines Gull going North past Fishtown of Usan at 1:00pm today.

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Bonaparte's Gull at Lunan Bay Sunday 17/08/08

Postby HarryB » Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:04 pm

Hughie Bell has found a Bonaparte's Gull on the high tide roost at Lunan Bay, from Redcastle Hide at 17.25 this evening.
He found it immediately on arrival and is still hoping to find the Sabine's Gull ,passing Fishtown of Usan at 13.00 today.Found by Stuart R Green.
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Spotted Redshank

Postby Dave Adam » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:06 am

Just seen and heard a Spotted Redshank seemingly lost over Brechin this morning.

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Migrants

Postby srgreen » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:03 pm

Reed Warbler in the 1st roadside plantation as you head north from Fishtown going towards Mains of Usan this afternoon, though very elusive. Also a large warbler flushed there and seen for a nano-second is most likely a Barred Warbler, but it failed to re-appear in an hours search. Also Pied Fly at Mains of Usan, in the alders next to the new house thats being built next door to Inverusan house. SRG

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RED KITE

Postby Isabel Smith » Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:34 pm

Wednesday 20th August 2008 1400 hrs

Seen in Glen Quharity - Red Kite.
Map reference - 44 -284 625

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Re: AUGUST 2008 BIRD SIGHTINGS - ADD CURRENT SIGHTINGS HERE

Postby Charles Rough » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:15 pm

large flock of canada geese at lintrathen today

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migrants again

Postby srgreen » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:57 pm

Imm Pied Fly in the gully below the But n Ben Restaurant, Auchmithie, tonight, along with a smattering of Willow Warblers. SRG

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WRYNECK at Montrose Basin, Thursday 21/08/08

Postby HarryB » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:48 pm

Wryneck at Montrose Basin.
Bird was found by Maggie and Rob Noble-Nesbitt at approx 14:45.
It was in the small car park as you follow the path around the eastern edge of Montrose Basin, from behind Bridgend Garage. The car park is about 300 yards along the small (single track) dead end road .The bird was first found in the car park itself, but appears to have now moved out of the car park and is using the sea wall.
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Thursday 21st August 08 - SE Owl

Postby Mark Caunt » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:10 pm

Date & Time: Thursday 21st August 08 - 10:30am
Species: Short Eared Owl
Details: Had some exceptional views of a Short Eared Owl on a fence post this morning.
In between Fallaw and Hilton which is North West of Inverkeilor.

MAP LOCATION: 'CLICK ME'

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Migrants again

Postby srgreen » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:49 pm

Another Reed Warbler this afternoon, this time in the gully at Auchmithie, just where the stream crosses under the dirt road that leads down to the sea. A few Willow Warblers there also, and good nos. Willow Warblers around Springfield Park, Arbroath. Also adult winter Med Gull on the grass behind the ten pin bowling alley at Arbroath West Links tonight. SRG

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RUDDY SHELDUCK - REED WARBLER

Postby Bob McCurley » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:38 pm

Aug. 23rd. RUDDY SHELDUCK 1 1630HRS. AT lOCH OF lINTRATHEN IN N.W. CORNER ( FOUND BY SRG.)

My First Sighting of this Bird in Angus since 1994 when an invasionin UK took place . Escape or Wild ?

Aug 23rd REED WARBLER WAS STILL IN WILLOWS ON LEFT HAND SIDE OF TRACK GOING DOWN TO BEACH AT AUCHMITHIE , TRACK OPPOSITE BUT AND BEN ( ORIGINAL BIRD FOUND BY SRG. ) TIME 10AM.

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Saturday 23rd August 08 - Reed Warbler, Great Skua

Postby Mark Caunt » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:06 pm

Date & Time: Saturday 23rd August 08
Species: Reed Warbler, Great Skua
Details: The Reed Warbler still showing in the Willow Trees Saturday mid-afternoon and a Great Skua following fishing boat going south.

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White TAiled Eagle 25/8/08

Postby Neil Mitchell » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:39 pm

I have just had a report of the first sighting of a White Tailed Eagle at Seaton of Usan yesterday (Monday). The report was reliable and was of one of the latest batch of birds. Please note this year's birds have NO wing tags but satellite trackers and metal colour rings with numeric codes.

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Friday 22nd Aug, Loch of Lintrathen

Postby Clive McKay » Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:32 pm

1 Bahama Pintail with Mallard on Loch of Lintrathen - not quite as exciting as the Ruddy Shelduck next day!

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A.D.B.C CLUB OUTING -TO ST. CYRUS NATURE RESERVE

Postby Bob McCurley » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:45 pm

AUG. 26TH. 10-1350HRS. PEREGRINE - MERLIN - KESTREL- BUZZARD - WHINCHAT - STONECHAT

COMMON AND VELVET SCOTER - RED THROATED DIVER - DIPPER - ETC.

50 SPECIES SEEN ON THIS CLUB HALF DAY OUTING TO ST. CYRUS NATURE RESERVE - A GREAT DAY OUT .


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